Monday, November 16, 2015

Friday November 20th Literacy Test

Viernes 20 de noviembre Examen de Literacy

Examen Largo
Lectura comprensiva: Un texto y contestar las preguntas con frases completas.
Discriminación Auditiva: Escribir la palabra que falta en una frase dictada.
Contractions: Unir la contracción adecuada, elegir la contracción adecuada, escribir la contracción.
Presente, pasado y futuro: señalar los diferentes tiempos verbales.
Hacer frases en afirmativa, negativa e interrogativa en presente, pasado y futuro.

Examen corto
Leer un texto corto y hacer un dibujo.
Contracciones: Unir la contracción adecuada, elegir la contracción adecuada, escribir la contracción.
Hacer frases en afirmativa, negativa e interrogativa en presente, pasado y futuro.
Presente, pasado y futuro: señalar los diferentes tiempos verbales.
Vocabulario: Escribir el nombre de diferentes dibujos.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Death by Haircut. Face2Face Theater

Click on the links below to listen to the songs from the play.

The Punk Rock Cut

I Want To Be Evil

I fought The Law

The Sweeney Todd story

Sweeney Todd is a fictional character, who first appeared in a story called
‘The String Of Pearls’, published in a Victorian newspaper in 1846-7.
Since then the story has been re-told in many different formats, including
Victorian melodrama, theatre, films, dance, television, comics, radio plays, and
a famous Broadway musical. The story has become urban legend, and although
some claim there is a historical basis and that Sweeney Todd was a real person,
there is no evidence to support this.

‘Death By Haircut’ is an adaptation of the
traditional Sweeney Todd story. Here is a
summary of the original plot, as published on
Sweeney Todd is a barber who dispatches his
victims by pulling a lever as they sit in his barber
chair. His victims fall backward down a revolving
trapdoor into the basement of his shop, generally
causing them to break their necks or skulls. In
case they are alive, Todd goes to the basement
and “polishes them off” (slitting their throats with
his straight razor). In some adaptations,
the murdering process is reversed, with Todd
slitting his customers’ throats before dispatching
them into the basement through the revolving
trapdoor. After Todd has robbed his dead victims
of their goods, Mrs. Lovett, his partner in crime,
assists him in disposing of the bodies by baking
their flesh into meat pies and selling them to the
unsuspecting customers of her pie shop. Todd’s
barber shop is situated at 186 Fleet Street,
London, next to St. Dunstan’s church, and is connected
 to Mrs. Lovett’s pie shop in nearby Bell Yard by means 
of an underground passage. In most versions of the story, 
he and Mrs.Lovett hire an unwitting orphan boy, Tobias Ragg,
 to serve the pies to customers.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Fechas importantes de exámenes de Literacy

9 de noviembre  examen de spelling words week 4 y corrección de tareas.
16 17 de noviembre examen de spelling words week 5 y corrección de tareas.
20 de noviembre examen de Literacy
23 de noviembre examen de verbos irregulares (la hoja entera)
30 de noviembre examen final de Literacy.

Lo que entra en los exámenes es lo trabajado hasta el momento, con lectura comprensiva, escritos y discriminación auditiva.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Happy Halloween!!!!

Halloween is celebrated on 31st October every year. Halloween is the modern name of an ancient Celtic holiday "Samhain". People celebrate this day as a spiritual beginning of a new year. The various activities done in Halloween are mostly associated with the idea to obtain good fortune.
Ancient people believed that ghosts came back to earth on this day. It is said that on this day, the spirits of the dead come back to earth in search of living bodies to possess for the next year and try to return to the homes where they were living. So to appease these spirits, people offer them fruits and nuts. If the spirits are not pleased, it is feared that the spirits would kill the people or destroy their property.
Halloween costumes are traditionally related to ghosts, skeletons, witches, and devils. Black and Orange are the famous color for this day. The Jack-o-lantern is the festival light for Halloween. Pumpkin is a good substitute of the turnip, to be used as Jack-o-lantern.
Trick-or-treating is a traditional celebration for children on Halloween. Children in their costume go from house to house, asking for treats, with a question, "Trick or treat?" The word "trick" refers to a threat to trouble the homeowners or their property if no treat is given. People generally give candy to the children who come to their house.
Nowadays many schools and churches arrange Halloween parties for the kids. People usually have parties, wear Halloween costumes, do bonfires, tell and read scary stories about witches, skeletons, bats and ghosts and also watch horror movies.

This is Halloween

Friday, September 25, 2015

Welcome 5th Graders!!!!!

I hope you had a nice start of the school year. 
I am excited to have you in my class again.

Let me put a little "startdust" in your life!!!

 "Stardust" by Mika

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Vanity Car License Plates

License Plates

Check what I've found looking for vanity license plates templates. It's a true story:

I heard the following tale on KCBS this morning.  [I intersperse a few
details from the SF Chron, 23 Jun 86.  PGN]

It seems that this fellow [Robert Barbour] desired personalized license
plates for his car.  Since he loved sailing, he applied for ``SAILING'' and
``BOATING'' as his first two choices [seven years ago]. He couldn't think of
a third name of NAUTICAL intent, so he wrote ``NO PLATE'' in as his third

You guessed it. He got ``NO PLATE''.

A week or so later, he received his first parking ticket in the mail.  This
was followed by more and more tickets, from all over the state [2500 in
all!].  It seems that when a police officer writes a parking ticket for a
car with no license plates, he writes ``NO PLATE'' on the ticket.

Our friend took his problem to the DMV, which informed him that he should
change his plates.

The DMV also changed their procedures. They now instruct officers to write
the word ``NONE'' on the unplated parking tickets.

Wonder who's gonna get those tickets now?

Rebus Puzzles

A rebus is a puzzle in which words are represented by combinations of pictures and individual letters.

Rebus Puzzles

Rebus Puzzles 2

Review the Numbers They will be on the final!!!!!

The Big Numbers Song

Be careful with the bigger numbers they are not the same in Spanish. 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year Y'all!!!

"Weird Al" Yankovic - Word Crimes

Who knows, maybe we will learn some grammar with this parody of the 2013 single "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke. 

(Don't watch the original! "Weird Al" Yankovic is better!

Enjoy the reading!!